Alaska

Cranbeary’s birthday party in the Alaska Zoo

Jan 22nd, 2020 | By | Category: Alaska

22.1.2020 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes Cranbeary was born on the 21st of November 2001 in Denver. In October 2018 she came to Anchorage to join the male polar bear Lyituik. Sadly Lyituik died last year so Cranbeary is now the only polar bear in the Alaska Zoo. Although Cranbeary was […]



Polar bear Lyituik im memoriam

Oct 17th, 2019 | By | Category: Alaska

17.10.2019 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes On the 13th of October we received very sad news from the Alaska Zoo: ‘It is with heavy, broken hearts that our Alaska Zoo team announces the death of Lyutyik. Affectionately known as “Lyu” or “Louie,” the 19-year-old polar bear had been a beloved member […]



Polar Bears in the Alaska Zoo sure to relish new giant pickle toy

Apr 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Alaska

27.4.2019 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes
The most wonderful time of the year arrived early for the Alaska Zoo’s polar bears Cranbeary and Lyutyik when they received a new pickle toy.



Lyutyik and Cranbeary are together

Feb 16th, 2019 | By | Category: Alaska

16.2.2019 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes, Videos by John Gomes and Pat Lampi We are pleased to inform you that our polar bears Lyutyik and Cranbeary were successfully introduced to each other in their habitat this morning, January 31st, at 9am before the zoo opened. Cranbeary Lyutyik The introduction went well […]



Birthday party for polar bears in the Alaska Zoo

Jan 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Alaska

21.1.2019 – Photos by John Gomes Every year the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage arranged a birthday party for their polar bears. The excitement was building for this event happening on the 19th of January! The keepers are overdoing themselves with the preparations for the big day. The cake was made of ice blocks filled with yammy […]



Cranbeary in the Alaska Zoo loves her trash can

Dec 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Alaska

13.12.2018 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos and video by John Gomes
Cranbeary Update: We are pleased to see Cranbeary adjusting so well to her new Alaska Zoo home!



Alaska Zoo welcomed “Cranbeary” – the new female polar bear

Nov 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Alaska

5.11.2018 – Photos and the video by John Gomes, Text by the Alaska Zoo At the recommendation of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan, the Alaska Zoo has welcomed a new polar bear from the Denver Zoo in October. The Alaska Zoo will care for Cranbeary, a 16-year-old female, with the goal of […]



Greetings from the zoo Alaska for Mervi’s Birthday

Jul 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Alaska

2.7.2018 by Ludmila and Uwe

Happy birthday, dear Mervi!

We visited the zoo Alaska on 22.6.2018 and met many nice animals. We find the zoo very nice.
Wir haben am 22.6.2018 den Zoo Alaska besucht und haben sehr viele Tiere getroffen. Uns hat der Zoo sehr gut gefallen.



Celebration of Lyutyik’s birthday and the life of Ahpun in Alaska

Jan 21st, 2018 | By | Category: Alaska

21.1.2018 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes Our beloved polar bear, Ahpun passed away on the 31st of December 2017. Zoo staff had the privilege of taking care of her since her arrival as a cub in 1998. Patrick Lampi with Ahpun We have amazing memories of her growing up at the […]



An orphan black bear cub rescued in Alaska

Jun 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Alaska

7.6.2017 – Source: The Alaska Zoo, Photos by John Gomes, Text by Pat Lampi
The black bear cub arrived at the Alaska Zoo on May 18th and is now approximately 6 months old. They are usually born in December or January while the mother is in her semi-hibernation.